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i can haz fox news?

I understand that journalists need to write catchy headlines in order to trick the public into reading their stories.  Take today’s leading headline, for instance:  “Obama’s first 100: Now comes the hard part” seems to promise some kind of poignant analysis of what’s to come, when really it’s just a rehash of all the Obama news we’ve seen this year coupled with commentary on why Obama’s acknowledging his 100th day at all.

Furthermore, I understand that news outlets often use headlines to misrepresent the content of an article just to get you to click. For example,  “What I learned about my husband in bed” is not the soft-core CNN porn you’re hoping for.

I’m pretty flexible with my news and I enjoy reading a variety of news sites each day.  But given that flexibility, I do not understand why Fox News has resorted to using lol-speak in it’s titles.

INCOMPREHENSIBLE HEADLINES IN CAPS WILL MAKE U WATCH?(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

(The image in it’s original context is below)

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Photographs via Fox News on the Interwebz.

Update: The Fox photo is permalinked here (for now).  Also, the story in question, which doesn’t have the photo, is here.

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Posted by on April 29, 2009 in Current Events, Entertainment